Jamia Millia Islamia secured the highest with 90 percent while Rajiv Gandhi University secured the second position among all the central universities in the country. Jawaharlal Nehru University and Aligarh Muslim University secured 82 percent and 78 percent respectively in the list of top 40 central universities.
The universities were ranked based on an evaluation of 17 parameters as per the Memorandum of Understanding signed among the central universities, the UGC and HRD Ministry. The performance of the universities is evaluated every three months.
Rajiv Gandhi University Vice-Chancellor Saket Kushwaha stated that the university bagged the spot among the 40 central universities in the rankings released by the Human Resource Development Ministry. The university Vice-Chancellor also stated that the credit for the achievement of the university is credited to the students, officials and non-teaching staff.
Parameters for evaluation
The evaluation of the universities was also based on other parameters including annual student intake in UG, PG, M.Phil and PhD programmes and the students diversity which included the ratio of female students, students from other states, and other countries. The universities were also evaluated based on the number of students placed through campus selections and the number of students who have qualified in the National Eligibility Test and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.
Other universities in the list
Other universities that have been featured in the list include the Central University of Odisha which secured the 20th rank in the 40 Central Universities of the country. Out of 283.5 marks, the university secured 171.8 which is 61 percent of the total score. Other universities include Visva-Bharati with 50 percent, the University of Allahabad with 33 percent and 18 other universities.